MPs must act over homeless deaths

26 February 2019

Deaths of homeless people are nine times higher in deprived parts of England compared with less disadvantaged areas, according to new ONS figures.

Nobody should be dying on our streets. It’s a national scandal that must be addressed before more lives are lost.

We know that the longer people are forced to sleep rough, the worse their problems become. That’s why we’re working with our partner organisations and councils to help people off the streets as quickly as possible.

But we can’t do it alone. It’s time for the government to take urgent action. It must start tackling the root causes of homelessness, put support mechanisms in place to prevent people from ending up on the streets, and provide more social housing for those in need.

If you are concerned about someone who is homeless, let Porchlight know by calling 0800 567 76 99.